Symcox survives car crash

2014-09-03 10:28
Pat Symcox (File)
Cape Town - Former Proteas cricketer Pat Symcox had a narrow escape at the weekend after his vehicle slammed into a large rock.

According to the South Coast Herald, Symcox hit a rock while travelling home to Mtwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast at about 20:30 last Saturday night. He was driving behind his wife, Estelle, who managed to avoid striking the obstacle.

Fortunately for Symcox, the height of his vehicle allowed it to pass over the boulder. However, the right front and rear tyres burst on impact, causing the rims to buckle.

Symcox said his Toyota Hi-Lux swerved across the highway and spun around in circles before hitting a road sign on the embankment on the freeway - which possibly stopped it from rolling.

He said he was lucky to miss a petrol tanker approaching in the southbound lane.

Symcox added that the boulder was as large as two cement bags placed one on top of the other and he believes it was strategically placed in the fast lane.

Symcox, 54, played 20 Tests and 80 ODIs for South Africa between 1993 and 1999.

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